Thousands of anniversaries. In 2021, classical music and opera offer many opportunities for music lovers to commemorate composers, conductors, performers and operatic artists, to celebrate the first performances of essential works or the opening of emblematic concert halls. From January to December, there are 365 opportunities to revisit a repertoire, a recording or simply to explore 10 centuries of classical music. Something to satisfy all the inquiring minds.
January 31: Essential anniversaries
Throughout 10 centuries of history, there are thousands of anniversaries. For January 31, there are no less than 77 dates to remember: births, deaths, premieres, inaugurations... Among them: Franz Wild (160th anniversary, Death), Gustav Walter (110th anniversary, Death), Valentina Aleksandrova (90th anniversary, Birth), George Benjamin (60th anniversary, Birth), Jürg Baur (10th anniversary, Death)... to name only some of the artists, composers or performers, known or less known throughout the world.
All important anniversaries to commemorate a January 31
Michael Maybrick, Anniversaries (January 31), Classical music history, b: 31 January 1841 - d: 26 August 1913 Michael Maybrick was an English composer and singer, best known under his pseudonym Stephen Adams as the composer of "The Holy City," one of the most popular religious songs in English